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Course summary

Fintech (Financial Technology) is a concept which is rooted in technology and finance. It is used as a term which applies to disruption, innovation and efficiency in the financial sector. This has become possible through the use of technology which helps companies manage their activities in finance. These activities are underpinned by the introduction of distributed ledger technology also known as the Blockchain, Big Data analytics and data visualisation. These tools have acted as the catalyst for a significant amount of disruption in the financial services industry. To understand fintech is to have a good grasp of innovation, data management, visualisation, Blockchain and online business models. This course at Huddersfield Business school brings together theory and knowledge from the fields of computing, financial theory, ethics and management science to give students an understanding of the innovative and disruptive challenges currently taking place in this environment. The course takes the view that companies are continually looking to develop competitive advantage, hence, our fintech course is an ideal programme which encourages disruption and forward thinking. During the course you will investigate finance theories and their application and you will look at how technology such as the Blockchain and Big Data can inform innovation within financial activities. The course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and develop their practical skills in the rapidly evolving financial markets. The programme is supported with our state-of-the-art Trading Room which is equipped with professional software, providing up-to-date market data and financial analysis tools giving students a feel for how real investment decisions are made in industry and to learn how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. The Trading Room will give you an opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the financial industry, thus enhancing your experience and employability.

Modules

Course detail You'll study the following modules Core modules: Principles of Finance Financial Reporting and Company Performance Managing Big Data Distributed Ledger Technologies The Global Professional Option modules may include(choose one): Ageing Societies Productivity Improvement Leading Managing and Developing People Artificial Intelligence and Mobility Society, Culture and Philosophy The Curious Mindset Managing Employee Relations Intelligent Business Information Systems Emotional Intelligence for the Effective Leader Humanitarian Challenges Management Accounting Managing Sustainable Challenges Final Project An opportunity to pursue an area that interests you or which you are passionate about comes in your choice of project. You have a choice of three routes: Research Route, Consultancy Route and New Venture Creation Route (subject to tutor approval). Research Route Research Methods Individual Research Project Consultancy Route Consultancy Skills Group Consultancy Project New Venture Creation Launch a venture New Venture Creation


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An Honours degree (2:2 or above), or equivalent qualification, in any subject. * Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8900 Year 1
England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1
Channel Islands £8900 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/ Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office (mailto:[email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Fintech at University of Huddersfield - UCAS